(Assembly Policy Committee) – The Nevada Assembly Policy Committee released the following statement in response to passage of AB175, the amended bill that will allow ride-sharing companies to operate legally in Nevada…
“Members of the Assembly Policy Committee strongly support legalizing ride-sharing in Nevada.
“However, we do not support the overly-burdensome government regulatory scheme established by the amendment to Assembly Bill 175, nor the millions of dollars worth of tax increases that will hit both ride-sharing customers as well as taxi and limousine customers, in addition to the gross receipts tax embedded in the bill.
“Despite requests for a roll-call vote on the amended bill, AB175 was approved on a voice vote. For the record, the following members of the Assembly Policy Committee declare their opposition to AB175 as amended to include the tax increases…
“Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, Assemblyman John Moore, Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton, Assemblywoman Jill Dickman, Assemblyman Brent Jones and Assemblyman David Gardner.
“In addition, the Assembly Policy Committee objects to approving by a voice vote any tax increase subject to Nevada’s tax restraint provision in the Constitution requiring a 2/3 super-majority vote, as was done with AB175, and will pursue legislative options to end this practice and close this loophole.”
The Assembly Policy Committee is organized for the purpose of advancing a constitutional, fiscally conservative, free market, pro-business, limited government agenda in the Nevada Legislature. For more information, please visit: www.AssemblyPolicyCommittee.